Paul’s Final Greetings (Day 15)

Read Philippians 4:21-23
   There were many Christians in Rome; some were even in Caesar’s palace. Perhaps Paul, while waiting trial, was making converts of the Roman civil service. Paul sent greetings from these Roman Christians to the believers in Philippi. The Gospel had spread to all strata of society, linking people who had no other bond but Christ. The Roman Christians and the Philippian Christians were brothers and sisters because of their unity in Christ. Believers today are also linked to others across cultural, economic, and social barriers. Because all believers are brothers and sisters in Christ, let us live like God’s true family.

Paul’s Thanks for Their Gifts (Day 14)

Read Philippians 4:10-20
   In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul wrote that he didn’t accept gifts from the Corinthian church because he didn’t want to be accused of preaching only to get money. But Paul maintained that it was a church’s responsibility to support God’s ministers. He accepted the Philippians’ gift because they gave it willingly and because he was in need. 

Paul’s Desire to Visit and Final Thoughts (Day 13)

Read Philippians 4:1-9
   How do we stay true to the Lord? The way to stay true is to keep our eyes on Christ, to remember that this world is not our home, and to focus on the fact that Christ will bring everything under His control. 

Pressing Toward the Goal (Day 12)

Read Philippians 3:12-21
   Paul had reason to forget the past: He had held the coats of those who stoned Stephen, the first Christian martyr (Acts 7). We have all done things for which we are ashamed, and we live in the tension of what we have been and what we want to be. Because our hope is in Christ, however, we can let go of past guilt and look forward to what God will help us become. Don’t dwell on your past. Instead, grow in the knowledge of God by concentrating on your relationship with Him now. Realize that you are forgiven, and then move on to a life of faith and obedience. Look forward to a fuller and more meaningful life because of your hope in Christ. 

The Priceless Gain of Knowing Christ (Day 11)

Read Philippians 3:1-11
   As safeguard, Paul reviewed the basics with these believers. The Bible is our safeguard both morally and theologically. When we read it individually and publicly in church, it alerts us to corrections we need to make in our thoughts, attitudes, and actions.